Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times


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University of California Press
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6.0 X 9.02 X 0.75 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Marianne Cooper is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and an affiliate at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. She was the lead researcher for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg and is a contributor to She received her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.


"Revelatory."--Helaine Olen"Pacific Standard" (01/05/2015)
"Accessible, elucidating, and grounded in real stories. . . . Cooper offers a robust analysis of gender dynamics, with sharp insights about the heavy burden on women to manage the family's anxiety. Cooper's necessary and timely study is a discomfiting reminder of the human cost of the recession." STARRED REVIEW-- (05/05/2014)
"Cooper's interviewees are fascinating, heartbreakingly optimistic in their poverty or head-shakingly preoccupied with their wealth (which is never enough). . . . A well-told, personal representation of what's happened to real people in times of 'income stagnation, growing inequality, increasing economic instability, soaring debt, and rising costs.'"-- (07/01/2014)
"Cut Adrift could well serve as a guide and touchstone . . . for the many occasions on which scholars and activists explore the consequences of increasing inequality and uneven vulnerability to economic risk."-- (01/01/2016)
"Cooper's analysis is nuanced and incisive, her writing is clear and engaging, her reasoning is logical, and her conclusions are well justified. This book helps establish security in the suite of outcomes that concern those conducting research and teaching in the area of social inequality."-- (02/11/2015)